Zayn Malik and One Direction celebrate chart success

Bradford Telegraph and Argus: Zayn Malik and his band mates Zayn Malik and his band mates

One Direction’s Take Me Home has taken the Bradford singer Zayn Malik’s band to the top of the US charts.

It came only days after the band scored a double with their single Little Things and their album Take Me Home topping the UK charts.

Take Me Home has sold 540,000 in its first week in the States, according to Nielsen SoundScan – the year’s third-highest debut behind Taylor Swift's Red, which sold 1.2 million in its first week earlier this month and Mumford & Sons’ Babel, which sold more than 600,000 albums in September in its debut week.

Zayn, of East Bowling, was in the Radio 1 studios on Sunday when their single and album topped the charts.

His mother Trisha said: “All the family gathered around the radio to listen to the top 40. Everyone was skipping around the kitchen when the Zayn got to number one. We’re very, very proud of him.

Band member Harry Styles said: “We just want to say a massive thanks to all the fans who have supported us.” And fellow band member Niall Horan said: “We were a little bit nervous about how people were going to take it. Everyone gets that second album syndrome.”

But they say although they are excited, they will not be celebrating too much Niall said: “We’re finishing rehearsing soon and we're going home to bed.”

One Direction, who were third on the UK version of The X Factor in 2010, are managed by Simon Cowell.

They released a book and have a Nickelodeon show and 3D movie planned.

The group – which also includes – Liam Payne and Louis Tomlinson - will start a world tour in February.

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9:40am Thu 22 Nov 12

Avro says...

Yes Zayn is tripping the world, just a shame he could not spare the time to spend some time at his roots, and possibly have switched Bradford's Xmas lights, or is this too much to ask of the Council to think about organising!
Yes Zayn is tripping the world, just a shame he could not spare the time to spend some time at his roots, and possibly have switched Bradford's Xmas lights, or is this too much to ask of the Council to think about organising! Avro

12:27pm Thu 22 Nov 12

The Hoffster says...

Avro wrote:
Yes Zayn is tripping the world, just a shame he could not spare the time to spend some time at his roots, and possibly have switched Bradford's Xmas lights, or is this too much to ask of the Council to think about organising!
Maybe they did ask him and he said no?

I mean, if you're a multi-millionaire, would you want everyone to know you're from Bradford?

He's probably moved his family out of the city too.

Wouldn't you?
[quote][p][bold]Avro[/bold] wrote: Yes Zayn is tripping the world, just a shame he could not spare the time to spend some time at his roots, and possibly have switched Bradford's Xmas lights, or is this too much to ask of the Council to think about organising![/p][/quote]Maybe they did ask him and he said no? I mean, if you're a multi-millionaire, would you want everyone to know you're from Bradford? He's probably moved his family out of the city too. Wouldn't you? The Hoffster

12:32pm Thu 22 Nov 12

Bone_idle18 says...

I don't understand how insipid, sing by number music like this becomes so popular?
I don't understand how insipid, sing by number music like this becomes so popular? Bone_idle18

12:53pm Thu 22 Nov 12

angry bradfordian says...

Bone_idle18 wrote:
I don't understand how insipid, sing by number music like this becomes so popular?
I understand exactly how they became popular and it's nothing remotely related to Bradford- it's Simon Cowell and his publicity machine.

I'd never heard a One Direction song until The Olympic closing ceremony and they were an embarrassment to British music.
It's such a shame when there are so many talented bands in Bradford that can only play pubs & clubs because they don't have the publicity machine to help them.
[quote][p][bold]Bone_idle18[/bold] wrote: I don't understand how insipid, sing by number music like this becomes so popular?[/p][/quote]I understand exactly how they became popular and it's nothing remotely related to Bradford- it's Simon Cowell and his publicity machine. I'd never heard a One Direction song until The Olympic closing ceremony and they were an embarrassment to British music. It's such a shame when there are so many talented bands in Bradford that can only play pubs & clubs because they don't have the publicity machine to help them. angry bradfordian

2:39pm Thu 22 Nov 12

The Hoffster says...

Bone_idle18 wrote:
I don't understand how insipid, sing by number music like this becomes so popular?
It's because:

"The masses are ****."
[quote][p][bold]Bone_idle18[/bold] wrote: I don't understand how insipid, sing by number music like this becomes so popular?[/p][/quote]It's because: "The masses are ****." The Hoffster

3:23pm Thu 22 Nov 12

RuggerTyke says...

The Hoffster wrote:
Avro wrote:
Yes Zayn is tripping the world, just a shame he could not spare the time to spend some time at his roots, and possibly have switched Bradford's Xmas lights, or is this too much to ask of the Council to think about organising!
Maybe they did ask him and he said no?

I mean, if you're a multi-millionaire, would you want everyone to know you're from Bradford?

He's probably moved his family out of the city too.

Wouldn't you?
He is actually well known for being from Bradford but then this council couldn't organise the proverbial in a brewery, though they may cite cultural insensivity with regards that ..
[quote][p][bold]The Hoffster[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]Avro[/bold] wrote: Yes Zayn is tripping the world, just a shame he could not spare the time to spend some time at his roots, and possibly have switched Bradford's Xmas lights, or is this too much to ask of the Council to think about organising![/p][/quote]Maybe they did ask him and he said no? I mean, if you're a multi-millionaire, would you want everyone to know you're from Bradford? He's probably moved his family out of the city too. Wouldn't you?[/p][/quote]He is actually well known for being from Bradford but then this council couldn't organise the proverbial in a brewery, though they may cite cultural insensivity with regards that .. RuggerTyke

3:24pm Thu 22 Nov 12

RuggerTyke says...

Bone_idle18 wrote:
I don't understand how insipid, sing by number music like this becomes so popular?
The degeneration of society has led to such.
[quote][p][bold]Bone_idle18[/bold] wrote: I don't understand how insipid, sing by number music like this becomes so popular?[/p][/quote]The degeneration of society has led to such. RuggerTyke

5:19pm Thu 22 Nov 12

Meerkat33 says...

The Hoffster wrote:
Avro wrote:
Yes Zayn is tripping the world, just a shame he could not spare the time to spend some time at his roots, and possibly have switched Bradford's Xmas lights, or is this too much to ask of the Council to think about organising!
Maybe they did ask him and he said no?

I mean, if you're a multi-millionaire, would you want everyone to know you're from Bradford?

He's probably moved his family out of the city too.

Wouldn't you?
His family still live in East Bowling, infact his mum was out trick and treating over halloween!
[quote][p][bold]The Hoffster[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]Avro[/bold] wrote: Yes Zayn is tripping the world, just a shame he could not spare the time to spend some time at his roots, and possibly have switched Bradford's Xmas lights, or is this too much to ask of the Council to think about organising![/p][/quote]Maybe they did ask him and he said no? I mean, if you're a multi-millionaire, would you want everyone to know you're from Bradford? He's probably moved his family out of the city too. Wouldn't you?[/p][/quote]His family still live in East Bowling, infact his mum was out trick and treating over halloween! Meerkat33

9:07pm Fri 23 Nov 12

Patrick Bateman says...

Bone_idle18 wrote:
I don't understand how insipid, sing by number music like this becomes so popular?
It's simple: a lot of people like it.
[quote][p][bold]Bone_idle18[/bold] wrote: I don't understand how insipid, sing by number music like this becomes so popular?[/p][/quote]It's simple: a lot of people like it. Patrick Bateman

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